Friday, April 13, 2012

#FlannelFriday: Memory Game for 10 Hungry Rabbits by Anita Lobel

Three weeks ago, I saw Sharon's (Rain Makes Applesauce) flannel version of 10 Hungry Rabbits by Anita Lobel. I'd recently read the book and planned to use it for my rabbit story time. I liked Sharon's version, but that was a lot of pieces to make. On March 30th, I quickly made a flannel of 10 Hungry Rabbits to use during my story time.

As you can see from the picture above, I made 10 rabbit heads. The colors match the items they find in the garden. I used a Peter Rabbit coloring sheet as my template, but you could easily use Mama Rabbit or Papa Rabbit from the book.

Here's how I used this flannel: First, I read the book telling the kids to pay attention because I would need their help retelling the story with the flannel board. After reading the book, I got out the flannel board and the rabbits. The kids job was to tell me what each rabbit found. I'd say, "The first little rabbit found one big purple..." and they would fill in the blank. It worked very well and I look forward to using it again.


Storytime Fun said...

Very fun idea! There are so many learning opportunities inherent in this activity. :-) I really like to do things that have the children thinking about the events in the book. This is great for that!Thanks for sharing the idea!

Bridget R. Wilson said...

You're very welcome!

Sharon H said...

It was a lot of pieces to make....and to keep track of. This is a great way to make this book accesible. Nice!

Bridget R. Wilson said...

Thanks, Sharon!